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Poster: Percy Dovetonsils Date: Jun 3, 2003 4:58am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Toast VCD problems for a Mac

I would take the SVCD you burned to a store and try it out on several models.It sounds like you did it the same way as I'm doing it and it's working for me so it might be your player.Try one of these ultra cheap Apex ones-i have the APEX AD-1600.And yes-the files need no demuxing when burned this way, although half or more seem to end up squeezed onto one half of my tv screen for reasons I haven't fully sussed out.

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Jun 4, 2003 5:33pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Toast VCD problems for a Mac

I think the reason why the video is squeezed onto half of your screen is possibly because the DVD player is looking for the MPEG file to be at full 720x480 resolution, while the MPEG-2 files here are all encoded at 360x480 (also called half-D1 resolution) or 480x480 (one of the two, not sure). So, it gets squeezed on-screen. However, there are some MPEG hardware decoder cards (like my RealMagic NetStream2) and possibly some DVD players that can compensate for this and interpolate the lower resolution so it can fill up the screen....